The average Brooklyn construction site is a hive of activity. There are a lot of moving parts, with different crews showing up daily to do their jobs before moving on to another worksite.
In fact, if you are a Brooklyn construction worker, you might see new faces on the job every week. You don’t get to know the workers well and you might not even speak their native languages. You have to wonder sometimes if every worker who sets foot on the construction site has been properly trained to avoid deadly accidents.
In some cases, they may not have been, and this is indeed problematic. Failing to complete the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training in the language the workers speak and understand can have disastrous results on a construction site. Failing to tie off tools above ground can send a hammer crashing down on a worker’s head or shoulders. Not understanding lock-out tag-out procedures can lead to electrocution. It seems as if there are potential dangers lurking everywhere on some construction sites and you certainly don’t want to be the one who gets hurt on the job.
Construction sites are inherently dangerous places to work, which is why crew foreman and contractors are tasked with meeting or exceeding basic safety standards. If you wind up injured on a construction site, you may need to take legal action to file a claim for worker’s compensation benefits and medical coverage for your injuries.
In some cases, a worksite accident and personal injury attorney can help you access the benefits you deserve if your claim is initially denied.